You may not realize it, but many of the gadget photos you see in ads and on websites are actually faked using computer graphics. It’s the easiest way to ensure the lighting, angle, shadows, and details are all absolutely perfect. And now Adobe has created a new tool, code-named Project Felix, that makes it easy for even designers to flawlessly fake a product shot.
As images are just data, it’s easy enough to treat them as such. That is, we can readily trim away all of the GUI trappings of image editing software and get right down to bare computation—editing images via bare code, that is.